French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole

Pairs With:

2014 Moscato

2014 Moscato

Ingredients

CASSEROLE:

  • 1 loaf French bread, cubed
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

CINNAMON SYRUP:

  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Directions

In a greased 9×13 glass dish, place bread cubes. In mixing bowl blend eggs, milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and cubed cream cheese. Beat until cream cheese breaks down into smaller bits. Pour over bread. Let sit in refrigerator overnight. Bake in 325 degree preheated oven for 35 minutes or until set in center like bread pudding. Serves 6-8.

To make the cinnamon syrup, boil first 4 ingredients for 2 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk.


Ellena's Notes

This is my son-in-law Nick’s favorite dish that his mother makes. After tasting it myself it quickly became a favorite of mine. Vicki, Nick’s mom, shared her recipe and I think you will agree it is delicious especially when served with the Cinnamon Syrup. Enjoy!

Eat well, eat simple.

Eat Simple, Eat Well, Ellena